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BORA 1.5 Wheel Spacers

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by JMB, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. Apr 21, 2016 at 4:42 PM
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    I'm considering changing tire size to 295-70-18, with leveling shocks. Using my fat finger feeler gauge I think less backspace will be required so I started searching spacers, I don't want to get new rims although I could. While looking at BORA 1.5 spacers I found several forums and such that indicated that the BORA 1.5 spacers wouldn't fully engage the nuts provided. Does anyone have experience with this, do you have to change the wheel studs to get proper thread engagement with the nuts that hold the spacer to the hub?
     
  2. Apr 21, 2016 at 6:03 PM
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    That's a solid brand, as is Spidertrax. Both will hold up well for u.
     
  3. Apr 21, 2016 at 8:47 PM
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    That's what I've gathered. But I've seen information that the BORA's counter bore for the holes where the existing studs go isn't deep enough to engage more than about half of the nut supplied by BORA. The pictures I've seen make me go "huh". Not saying it's NFG, but looking for hands on experience. EDIT Actually that condition from a visual standpoint is NFG, but it may not be if the thread engagement is sufficient to provide the correct preload considering all of the variables associated with a bolted connection. Surface finish, debris, fatigue and on and on...
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  4. Apr 21, 2016 at 9:41 PM
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    Hmm. Bora is a really good brand. Crazy they would make a product that requires you to press out the studs for new ones. Maybe that is just the case with the wider ones so that there is more to hold????
    I have the 1.25" spidertrax wheel spacers. Fully engaged nuts on the wheels studs.
    Can you get the look you want with 1.25" wheel spacers?
     
  5. Apr 22, 2016 at 7:37 AM
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    I think that 1.25 will work, I'm going from the stock 255 tires to 295 and want to reduce the offset without the expense of new rims.
     
  6. Apr 22, 2016 at 8:31 AM
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    Stock wheels have an offset of +60. With 1.25" spacers you will be at +19.24ish if my math is right.
     
  7. Apr 22, 2016 at 12:42 PM
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    1.25" is 31.75 mm, so reducing 60 by 31.75 leaves +28.25 offset if my conversion is correct. Thanks for the info on Spidertrax, I believe I'll get them on order tonight.
     
  8. Jun 18, 2016 at 3:56 PM
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    Got the spidertrax from @ToyTec Lifts, fit great. Added 295-70-18 tires to the stock steel rims and all's well. Thanks for the turn on to toytec., good to deal with.

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  9. Aug 29, 2016 at 9:48 PM
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    In reply to post #3, from Apr 21, 2016 at 10:47 PM:

    I just installed my 1.5" BORA wheel spacers on my 2012 2WD DoubleCab Tundra yesterday (8-28-16) and the fit is great. The lug nuts sent by BORA seated completely onto the factory lugs; contrary to the concerns expressed in post #3, above (in which several threads are shown, left exposed, beyond the lug).

    The lug nuts included were roughly 3/4" to 1" long (I did not measure them [sorry], but rest assured: they threaded on to their full length).

    Lenny Stahl of Motorsport Tech (BORA) did a great job answering my questions about the spacers before I ordered them, and they were produced just-as-described. I re-torqued them after a 5 mile drive (per install instructions) and they have not budged. My truck handles dramatically better now; no more of that sloppy factory 'roll' for small steering inputs. It looks tougher, too, with the wider stance.

    I'd definitely buy these spacers again!

    Respectfully,

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